Lemon cupcakes with blackberry buttercream

I have recently been on a binge. I am addicted to The Great British Baking Show on PBS, and I can’t get enough of sponge cakes, savoury pies and gingerbread. I’ve always liked baking, but failed to truly recognize the science behind it; how certain ingredients cause chemical reactions which either adds or takes away […]

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Gotta love cake!

Who doesn’t love cake? You gotta love cake! Last Saturday, we had friends over who we have not seen in a good while. So naturally, the occasion called for a dessert. I have my go-to recipes for dessert, and this one has recently joined my list of fool proof, deliciously moist cakes, so I quickly […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hello. It’s been awhile. I have had a CRAZY few weeks with lots of traveling for family related needs and now I’m back in my studio, and hopefully in my right mind. Ha. So, I am doing some baking for my college son who doesn’t cook, barely does laundry and has no time for even […]

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Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle

You’ve heard the expressions “Sweet as a peach” and “Everything’s Peachy” right? Where I am from, peaches are equated with summer, sunlight and backyard barbecues boasting peach bellini’s, peach pie and peach flavoured iced tea. Last week, some friends gave us a flat of peaches, perfectly ripe. If left uneaten, they would only last a […]

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Blueberry Meringues

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, then you should think about adding these delights to a luncheon or summer party. They are colourful, chewy and so easy to make. I have used blueberry syrup for these but they could easily be made using a raspberry, blackberry or for you Canadians-Saskatoon berry syrup […]

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A spark is born

Someone sparks an idea. A photograph, a song, anything may be the spark that lights up something in you… I had bought some alphabet cookie stamps ( I call them monograms) at William-Sonoma several months ago . As I normally just browse in this store due to the hefty prices, I spotted this set and it was […]

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Dad’s Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are one of my old standards and that’s because they are probably my most baked cookie. Chewy, with that coconut flavour, they are a family favourite. I have bought the Christie variety and those taste alright especially dunked in a glass of milk but you simply cannot beat them from scratch. There’s really no […]

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Scones with strawberries & cream.

Today I was in the mood for baking up a tasty treat. I’ve never had too much interest in cooking however I have always baked. I have recently upped my baking game ( more on that later) and just felt in the mood. The snow was falling gently, and I heard a rumble in my […]

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Things that make me happy -Part 1

For a parting gift to my educator friends, I gave them each a pretty list of “Things that make me happy” and they were instructed to fill it out over the summer. When we re-convene in the fall, we’ll share these lists and share in some laughter ands tears I’m sure. Appreciating life and it’s […]

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German Platz

When I was in elementary school my best friend Terry lived a few doors down along with her grandparents. Her german grandma was an amazing baker and we often had the pleasure to sit down and taste her delights. My favourite was a plum & crumb dessert, though being around 1o years old, I never […]

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